48 Youth Successfully Complete 2014 Spring Internship! (Farm Olympics as part of final day)
We closed the last day of each group in a circle where each youth and staff offered personal "triumphs" from over the course of their Spring Internship:
Pedro: “I think my triumph is going through the trials and tribulations of coming here and working hard and breaking a sweat; but it was a good sweat and I enjoyed every single second of it.”
Gianna: “Mine would be to, like, build a family with all of us, cause that’s what I think of us as. And meeting new people; and just being able to learn how to grow things in lots of different ways.”
Oscar: “I learned that farming ain’t that bad. I’m actually down to work at a farm now. And before I didn’t really drink a lot of water--I was just drinking soda and it was messing me up. Now I feel better. And another triumph is the way I eat now. Less McDonald’s and more vegetables.”
Jahlil: “My triumph was retaining all the information that I learned here. And this is the most cooking I’ve ever done in my entire life. It was definitely fun learning all the recipes, and I’m glad I have them. All you people are wonderful. Anybody that tells you otherwise is a downer. Thank you all. Thank you all.”
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